Carry Me Home

Carry Me Home

Birmingham, Alabama : the Climactic Battle of the Civil Rights Revolution

Book - 2002
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The Year of Birmingham, 1963, was a cataclysmic turning point in America's long civil rights struggle. That spring, child demonstrators faced down police dogs and fire hoses in huge nonviolent marches for desegregation. A few months later, Ku Klux Klansmen retaliated by bombing the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church and killing four young black girls. Diane McWhorter, journalist and daughter of a prominent Birmingham family, weaves together police and FBI documents, interviews with black activists and former Klansmen, and personal memories into an extraordinary narrative of the city, the personalities, and the events that brought about America's second emancipation.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2002.
Edition: 1st Touchstone ed.
ISBN: 9780743217729
0743217721
Characteristics: 719 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill., maps ;,23 cm.

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